I had a consultation for CoolSculpting. Dr suggests 12 large & 4 small areas. Cost $10,000. Is this a reasonable price? (Photo)
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Zeltiq usually sets the base price, however, prices range from clinic to clinic. You can visit zeltiq website to see which doctor is near you. It is important to have the procedure done with a doctor who is experienced in cool sculpting.
The cost of Coolsculpting depends on how many areas you are having treated. Each area can vary from $600 to $750 dollars. You should speak to your practitioner about how many sessions you will need on each area as well so that you have realistic financial and aesthetic expectations.
Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive fat reduction for the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals. There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient. We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Thank you for your question. CoolSculpting is a great technology that can permanently eliminate stubborn fat cells. Ideal candidates generally have pinchable fat that they are having trouble losing. There are two methods to CoolSculpting that can be considered. First, some patients need to go through a “debulking phase” to decrease the amount of tissue in the area. This is often done with the larger applicators. After the results of that phase are seen, typical 2-3 months, the “contouring phase” is often necessary. This entails using the smaller applicators to create the desired contour of the body.
There is one concern that should be addressed. CoolSculpting does not do anything to improve skin laxity. After experiencing significant weight loss as you had mentioned, CoolSculpting may increase the appearance of skin looseness as more fat cells are eliminated. If you are looking for a nonsurgical option for fat loss and understand the limitations of skin laxity, CoolSculpting is a great option. If you have reservations about loose skin, it may be wise to get a second opinion from a plastic surgeon who can discuss the surgical options in depth.
I had a consultation for CoolSculpting. Dr suggests 12 large & 4 small areas. Cost $10,000. Is this a reasonable price?
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I think that is not reasonable.
Based on your photo you can achieve better results and outcome with liposuction.
The cost would be lower and you don't have to keep going back for more treatments.
The cost for Coolsculpting starts at $700 for a cycle of CoolCore, CoolCurve, or Coolfit.
The cost for Coolsculpting with Coolsmooth Pro starts at $750.
The cost for Coolscupting will be $1200 for a cycle of Coolmax.
A patient may need multiple cycles to achieve the optimal treatment.
We are currently running a special where a patient who purchases 1 cycle, can get a 2nd cycle 50% off.
: had a consultation for CoolSculpting. Dr suggests 12 large & 4 small areas. Cost $10,000. Is this a reasonable price? (Photo)
Honestly, at age 28, if you are willing to undergo surgery, your optimal result will come from lipoabdominoplasty (liposuction and tummy tuck). This procedure will reduce volume, shape, and remove the excess skin. And the result being a flat tummy. The good news if you are not ready to take the leap into a surgical procedure, CoolSculpting can help reduce the volume and if carefully done can assist with shape. If however, once the CoolSculpting is performed if you desire more of a result then liposuction with tummy tuck is what I would recommend.